It is hard to imagine a more rewarding medical career than respiratory therapy. With the skills you will acquire in this exciting new two-year program at Virginia College, you will learn to provide oxygen therapy, assist with breathing, and support patients who are unable to breathe on their own. Respiratory Therapists administer medications that help alleviate breathing problems and treat lung infections. They also teach breathing techniques to patients in rehabilitation centers and conduct asthma and smoking cessation programs. In addition, Respiratory Therapists provide home care to patients who cannot travel to a medical site by demonstrating the operation of ventilators and other life-support systems.
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